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  • Cardinal Dolan: Democrats Have Abandoned Catholic Voters

    03/23/2018 6:45:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/23/18 | Staff Reporter
    ‘The party that once embraced Catholics now slams the door on us,’ the cardinal wroteThe US Democratic Party has abandoned the many Catholic voters who once supported it, the Archbishop of New York has said. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that by embracing radical pro-abortion ideology and blocking legislation to help poorer families attend Catholic schools, the Democrats has alienated voters who were once loyal to the party. The cardinal highlighted two significant historical figures from the archdiocese’s history: Archbishop John Hughes, the first archbishop, and Dolores Grier an African-American convert who became the archdiocese’s...
  • Japanese Dioceses Celebrate New Priestly Ordinations (photos)

    03/23/2018 6:42:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 3/22/18 | Jose Gonzalez
    Seminarians and deacons were consecrated yesterday across Japan: Sapporo, Saitama, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka. The number of foreign priests is growing.Tokyo (AsiaNews) – For some of Japan’s dioceses, celebrating the ordination of deacons and priests at this time of the year, before Holy Week, has become something of a tradition. Yesterday, various dioceses celebrated the ordination of seminarians to the diaconate, and deacons to the presbyterate. In Sapporo (picture 1), deacon Paul Miki Sakuma Chikara was consecrated priest and seminarian Buonaventura Minoshima Katsuya became a deacon. In the Diocese of Saitama (picture 2), the ordination to the diaconate of Mexican...
  • Catholic Mother Says Vatican Archbishop Should be Fired for Justifying ‘Killing’ of Alfie Evans

    03/23/2018 6:23:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/22/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, March 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The mother of a 9-year-old boy who suffers from a severe disability due to a mitochondrial disease has offered the Vatican’s Academy for Life president a “filial correction” following his recent statements on the Alfie Evans case. She has also said if Archbishop Vicenzo Paglia’s recent statements about Alfie Evans are true, he “cannot and should not” remain as head of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Taking a leaf out of the ‘dubia’ cardinals handbook, the Italian mother said she “respectfully” wrote to Archbishop Paglia regarding his recent interview with the Italian agency Tempi,...
  • 'Bible Quotes and Scientific Facts, Part 2

    03/23/2018 12:43:24 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 14 replies
    1988 | Sam Gipp
    This is a continuation of the thread where we looked at common English says that were found in the King James Bible.;page=1 Now we will look at scientific facts from the Authorized version . . . Would to God that people that are not fans of the Bible for the English-speaking people be convinced that it is much more than a mere Bible version - but the Book that God has used for 400 years to the saving of countless souls for Christ.
  • Priest Sues Church Over Gay Conspiracy

    03/22/2018 5:13:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/20/18 | Anita Carey
    Fr. John Harrington targeted after reporting sexual harassment in the seminaryFALL RIVER, Mass. ( - While abusive priests are kept in positions of authority, modernist clergy and prelates defame and use public outcry to sanction orthodox priests. Father John (Jack) Harrington wants to return to his priestly ministry in the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, but is being blacklisted by a group of clergy linked to an abusive priest inside the local seminary. Harrington believes he is being punished by a "cabal of homosexual bishops and priests" and stripped of his ministry and clerical garb for reporting sexual harassment he...
  • Having Once Tasted of a Life Without Sin… A Homily for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

    03/22/2018 7:37:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 03-22-2018 | Archpriest Alexander Shargunov
    This week of Great Lent is a week of profound repentance. At the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, at Vespers we heard twenty-four repentant verses: “O Lord, before I perish utterly, do Thou save me.” In the evening we have the Great Canon with the life of St. Mary of Egypt, and on Thursday, for the sake of this repentant service, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The following Sunday is also dedicated to her memory. The Church speaks to us about the power of repentance and gives us an image of how a man can rise up...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 22, 2018 [prayer]

    03/22/2018 7:28:36 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 29 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | FR intercessors
    oin Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for the lasting values that can Make America Great Again.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Upcoming "Youth" Synod in October Will Be a Forum for Further ... Subversion

    03/21/2018 4:59:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 19, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Here We Go Again: Upcoming "Youth" Synod in October Will Be a Forum for Further Ecclesial Subversion by Christopher A. Ferrara March 19, 2018 “Prophetic” young person telling Church what she must do The “Pre-Synodal” Meeting of “young people,” which included non-believers and Church critics of various kinds, presided over by the Pope and the same team of Synod manipulators that rigged the Synods of 2014-2015, is a preview of the further ecclesial subversion that will take place in the Synod hall this coming October. In his address to the gathering, Pope Francis declared that “young people” are the voice...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen: In China There Is No Truth, ‘Everything Is Fake’

    03/21/2018 4:36:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The redoubtable Cardinal Joseph Zen has denounced proponents of an “imminent” accord between China and the Vatican, saying that the Church is setting itself up for a major disaster. The present historical reality we face in China is that of “a tiny flock being persecuted by a gigantic atheist power,” Zen said in a March 19 essay, and a Vatican capitulation to the terms of President Xi Jinping is the equivalent of “surrender,” something the Church has no reason to do. “Why surrender?” Zen asks. “Doesn’t the Vatican see that many churches survive in the underground community, such as in...
  • Keeping the Faith Alive in the Most Remote Parish on Earth

    03/20/2018 6:24:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/15/18 | Abbot Hugh Allan
    Life on the island of Tristan da Cunha began with Napoleon. Today, it is sustained by faithThe main island of Tristan da Cunha prides itself on being the most remote inhabited island in the world. It takes up to two weeks to get there by sea from South Africa. This gives the Catholic parish of St Joseph’s a claim to being the most remote parish on earth. It was thanks to Napoleon that life on the island began. When the defeated emperor was exiled to St Helena, the British sent a garrison to Tristan da Cunha as a precaution against...
  • Catholic Principal Defies Planned Parenthood. Her Worst Enemy? The Local Bishop.

    03/19/2018 6:16:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/16/18 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    March 16, 2018 (Rorate Caeli) – It is always local situations that show how deep the problems in the Church are at the present time. The problematic issuances from Rome, Germany and Chicago are indeed disturbing, but to see how far things have gone, one must go to the local level of the Church: the diocese and the parish. Go to a typical parish Mass to see the fruit of the liturgical experiment of the post-Conciliar Church. The unmooring from the Tradition of the Church is plain to see in the carrying out of the deliberate misunderstanding of the Mass...
  • Threats to Northern Ireland Church Over Screening of 'Gay Cure' Film

    03/19/2018 6:05:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | 3/15/18 | Victoria Leonard
    The pastor of a Northern Ireland church which screened a so-called "gay cure" film claims his place of worship has been subjected to violent threats on social media. Rodney Stout spoke out after Christian group Core Issues Trust held the all-Ireland premiere of its film, Voices of the Silenced, at Ballynahinch Baptist Church, Co Down, on Tuesday night. The film, which says that gay people can "choose not to live out their homosexuality" had previously been turned down by Queen's Film Theatre and The Vue in London's Piccadilly. On Tuesday morning, the Core Issues Trust held a protest outside Queen's...
  • America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/19/2018 10:08:27 AM PDT · by GregNH · 75 replies
    Wallbulders ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general...
  • Gay Male Prostitute Outs Dozens of Active Homosexual Priests to Vatican in 1200-Page Dossier

    03/18/2018 5:48:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/9/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    ITALY, March 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A scandal now sending shockwaves through the Catholic Church erupted last week when a gay male prostitute produced a massive dossier outing scores of priests who allegedly lead a double life of both ordained minister and homosexual sex-fiend. The dossier included seminarians as well. The author of the dossier, gay “escort” Francesco Mangiacapra, said he wrote the report because he could no longer stand the “hypocrisy” of the many priests he serviced. The 1,200-page dossier, replete with explicit WhatsApp messages, erotic photos, and lurid descriptions of priests involved in gay sexual activity and drug...
  • Polish Church Leader Criticizes Priest Wishing Francis Death

    03/18/2018 5:38:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/18/18 | AP
    WARSAW, Poland - Poland’s leading archbishop deplored on Sunday comments by a senior conservative priest who had wished Pope Francis a quick death if he does not open to “wisdom.” Krakow Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski said he heard about the comments with “great pain and regret” and has discussed them face-to-face with Monsignor Edward Staniek, who made them in a Feb. 25 church speech in Krakow. Krakow was the seat of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, the late Pope St. John Paul II. Poland’s Church remains attached to John Paul’s more conservative stance. A majority of Poland’s bishops see their mission as preserving...
  • Russian State Must Actively Support Multi-Child Families - Head of Russian Church

    03/16/2018 5:30:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 3/2/18 | RT
    “For some reason, such regulations are being adopted by Western parliaments for groups of people with certain sexual orientation, but we have problems with granting special status to multi-child families,”A law protecting large families would have “a tremendous symbolic significance and show the whole world that… Russia cares about the future,” he addedRussian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill has urged senators to provide special status for multi-child families in Russia, questioning why this can’t be done when preferences are being given to sexual minorities in the West. "The Church has supported and will support any positive changes in legislation aimed...
  • Vatican Congregation Publishing Document on ‘Gender Theory’

    03/16/2018 5:25:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/13/18 | I.Media
    Taking up Francis' criticism of "ideological colonization"The Congregation for Catholic Education is preparing a document on “gender theory,” said Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani, secretary of that dicastery, on March 12, at a symposium organized by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The document is expected within one to two months, the archbishop said. Education, explained Bishop Zani, is included within “the salvific mission of the Church,” serving the “integral growth of man.” Thus, Catholic education has a role regarding sexual education, to integrate it into the “complete fulfillment of man.” According to the archbishop, this mission gives the Church...
  • Angelo Becciu Comments on Criticism of Pope: He is Calm, but the Words Still Hurt

    03/15/2018 6:16:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 3/14/18
    As time goes by and reforms advance, criticisms of the pope also increase. Pope Francis is still favorably viewed, even though some harshly criticize his measures. MSGR. ANGELO BECCIU Substitute, Vatican Secretariat of State "He is calm. To confront this, he uses the Jesuit spirit and the third degree of asceticism: that of being indifferent to some things. But he is a human being, so he also suffers. Some critics, besides being gratuitous, reach the core of one's being. Like him betraying Church doctrine... this is not true. He does not accept this and it is the most serious accusation...
  • Lutheran seminary president ousted in controversy over past "conversion therapy" work

    03/15/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 56 replies ^ | 14 March A.D. 2018 | Charles Thompson
    A prominent Lutheran seminary with two campuses in Pennsylvania is having a stormy moment of reckoning over the early-career, "conversion therapy" work by its first-year president. That moment reached a climax at the United Lutheran Seminary Wednesday, with the school's board of trustees voting to end the Rev. Theresa F. Latini's tenure as president. Latini, who answered some questions from PennLive via email Wednesday night, called the board's action unfair. "I have been scapegoated by an historically divided institution resistant to unification," she wrote, "and have been given little chance to respond to the accusations against me." United Lutheran Seminary...
  • Cardinal Cupich: ‘Evangelization’ Doesn’t Mean Converting Jews to Catholicism

    03/14/2018 6:29:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/13/18 | Claire Chretien
    GLENCOE, Illinois, March 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Quoting Pope Francis, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich said “proselytism” is a “sin” that the Catholic Church has “not always avoided.” Cupich said this during a speech on Catholic-Jewish relations at the North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue on January 29, 2018. The synagogue advertises on its website, “We are interfaith. We are LGBTQ.”Cupich discussed the Jewish and Catholic importance of maintaining “tradition” while simultaneously criticizing the Church’s previous “ridiculous” tradition of limiting mixed-religion marriages, invoked the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s “consistent ethic of life” that equates intrinsic evils with societal ills, and warned against...